Pop-Culture References Made by Shaenon and Andrew in Conversation During One Week, 9/6/09-9/12/09
Submitted by Shaenon Garrity on September 14, 2009 - 05:31
Once again, I got curious and started writing them down.
There's nothing like a Rolls! Not even a Bentley! A Bentley!
Beyond the Valley of the Dolls, screenplay by Roger Ebert. It's hard not to say this when passing a Bentley dealership.
Your stupid minds! Stupid! Stupid!
Plan Nine from Outer Space. Applicable to so many situations.
I'm your boyfriend now!
Originally from Nightmare on Elm Street, but it stuck in my head because they used it a lot on Mystery Science Theater 3000 for a while.
It's easy... you don't have to know anything about history...
A Mr. Show sketch in which their sad-sack character Droopy interviews for a job at a history museum. Andrew, being a museum curator, loves this sketch.
The episodes have titles.
A line from life. Years ago, Simpsons producer David Silverman did a presentation for the Cartoon Art Museum, and at the end my friend Jason got up and asked this long, involved question about the meaning of all the episode titles. The above was the entirety of Silverman's response. I'm sure both parties have long forgotten this exchange, but Andrew and I have repeated it at least once a week for the past seven years. Anyway, David Silverman made The Simpsons and he can play the tuba, so who are we to criticize?
Oops, I said the quiet part loud and the loud part quiet.
The Simpsons. Krusty takes a bribe at the Springfield Film Festival and says the winning film "moved me... INTO A BIGGER HOUSE!"
How about the women don't wear pants?
Mr. Show again, this time from a sketch about a guy so awkward he can't get a date in the Biosphere. Our other favorite line along this theme is, "Do you want to come to the pants party?" from Anchorman, a strangely quotable movie.
They're enormous and overgrown, bigger than the one that chased Indiana Jones.
Jason Shiga's seminal rap "Shigacorn." The original line refers, of course, to his balls.
Day Man, fighter of the Night Man...
Charlie's glam rock song in It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia. Later we found a ton of videos for this song on YouTube.
On the grass.
Patrick Stewart in Extras, explaining his screenplay. Only works if you do the voice. Other lines that must be repeated in a Patrick Stewart voice include, "I am not your father-confessor, Q!" and, of course, "There! Are! FOUH! LIGHTS!"
I look into his eyes and see nothing, only boredom and the vague desire for food.
Werner Herzog describes a bear in the documentary Grizzly Man. An enormously useful line, but only if spoken in a disaffected Teutonic accent.
Don't go in there, JR, it's a trap!
Bill Haverchuck watches Dallas in Freaks and Geeks.
Have some self-respect. Don't you know you can fly?
30 Rock. Tracy Jordan talks to a pigeon.
We have apples.
One of my favorite Mr. Show sketches, in which a grocery-store chain drives a local grocer out of business with blatantly unfair attack ads. I don't know why this was such a big week for quoting Mr. Show, since we haven't watched an episode in about two years.
What do you think you're running from? The disease is inside of you!
Achewood. The cast gets the son of a bitch who invented Comic Sans.